The Program on Science and Global Security will host the Princeton School on Science and Global Security from 21-24 October 2021.The School will be in person unless health precautions dictate otherwise.
The main focus of the School on Science and Global Security will be technical perspectives on understanding, reducing and ending the threat from nuclear weapons. It will include potential impacts for nuclear arms racing and disarmament of emerging technologies such as cyber, machine-learning, and space-based sensors. The meeting will include presentations, interactive learning experiences and tutorials, including on how to engage with nuclear weapon policy-making processes.
The goal of the meeting is to help encourage and train next-generation scientists and engineers from around the world to work on the global security issues stemming from the existence of nuclear weapons, and to foster an international community of such researchers. It follows on from the annual Summer Symposiums on Science and World Affairs that originated at Princeton in 1989 and were organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists since the mid-1990s.
Ideally, participants should be graduate students or post-doctoral researchers in natural or applied sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Postdoctoral applicants typically will have received their PhD within the last three years, although people interested in changing career trajectories are also welcomed to apply. To strengthen diversity in the science and global security policy field, the School on Science and Global Security encourages applicants of every gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.